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Slovakia: Russia sweep aside Swedes to complete perfect group stage03:13

Slovakia: Russia sweep aside Swedes to complete perfect group stage

Slovakia, Bratislava
May 22, 2019 at 00:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia completed the group stage with a 100 per cent record after beating defending champions Sweden at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in a pulsating match from the Ondrej Nepala Arena in Bratislava on Tuesday night.

Russia and Swedish players spoke to the media in the mixed zone after the game.

Sweden went ahead in the first period thanks to Gabriel Landeskog, but their joy was short-lived as Russia scored six unanswered goals.

Artyom Anisimov equalised in the second period before Yevgeni Dadonov, Alexander Ovechkin, Kirill Kaprizov, Mikhail Grigorenko and Yevgeni Malkin all scored.

William Nylander pulled one back, before Dimitri Orlov restored a five-goal advantage. Sweden added two late goals from Oliver Ekamn-Larrsson and John Klingberg, but it was too little, too late.

Russia's seven wins from seven means they top Group B and progress to the quarter-finals.

Slovakia: Russia sweep aside Swedes to complete perfect group stage03:13
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Russia completed the group stage with a 100 per cent record after beating defending champions Sweden at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in a pulsating match from the Ondrej Nepala Arena in Bratislava on Tuesday night.

Russia and Swedish players spoke to the media in the mixed zone after the game.

Sweden went ahead in the first period thanks to Gabriel Landeskog, but their joy was short-lived as Russia scored six unanswered goals.

Artyom Anisimov equalised in the second period before Yevgeni Dadonov, Alexander Ovechkin, Kirill Kaprizov, Mikhail Grigorenko and Yevgeni Malkin all scored.

William Nylander pulled one back, before Dimitri Orlov restored a five-goal advantage. Sweden added two late goals from Oliver Ekamn-Larrsson and John Klingberg, but it was too little, too late.

Russia's seven wins from seven means they top Group B and progress to the quarter-finals.

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